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Jon Voight

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Jon Voight
Jon Voight in Los Angeles in October 2011
Jonathan Vincent Voight

(1938-12-29) December 29, 1938 (age 85)
Years active1963–present
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lauri Peters
(m. 1962–1967, divorced)
Marcheline Bertrand
(m. 1971–1978, divorced)
ChildrenJames Haven
Angelina Jolie
RelativesBarry Voight, Chip Taylor (brothers)

Jon Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an American actor. Voight came to publicity in the late 1960s with his Academy Award–nominated performance as Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo, in Midnight Cowboy (1969). He has received an Academy Award for Best Actor, having received it for his role in the 1978 film Coming Home, in which he played a paraplegic Vietnam War veteran. In the 1970s, he became renowned as a Hollywood star.

Voight is a Republican who supports anti-communism.[2]

Early life and family[change | change source]

His mother was of German ancestry; his father was of Slovak ancestry. Voight is the middle of three brothers: volcanologist Barry Voight was born in 1937; musician Chip Taylor was born in 1940.

Voight's son James Haven and daughter Angelina Jolie are actors.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jon Voight bio". The New York Times online. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
  2. "VOIGHT: My concerns for America". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2023-06-22.

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